Category: Pink Dot 2014
Hello everybody. I am very touched to see how many of you are proudly wearing pink today. We have overflowed the park this year! This is our biggest and brightest pink dot ever! This is a very strong statement all of you are making!
Growing up as a gay man in Singapore was very hard. I was often made to feel that I was abnormal and that I don’t belong. I often fear that I will be ostracized and be made fun of. I was forced to hide my true self. But I was lucky to have the support of my friends and loved ones. They made me feel accepted, they made growing up less frightening. I want to appeal to all our straight allies out there, if you know someone who is LGBT, please support them, let them know they are not alone. To all our … Read More »
I’m standing up here today as a Pink Dot ambassador because I want to stand in solidarity with all my LGBTQ friends and family. Many of you are my childhood friends, my mates from school, fellow artists, collaborators and colleagues, my hair, make-up and fashion counsels, my close confidants, my trusted friends. I am not just your straight ally. You are part of my family, and I want to you to know that I love you, I support you, and I will always have your back
This is my commitment, and this is my choice.
There are some things in life we don’t have a lot of choice over.We can’t choose the colour of our skin. We can’t choose the family we are born into. We can’t choose to be tall or short, right or left-handed, just as how we can’t choose … Read More »
Hello Pink Dot! I’ve got a speech to make, and only a few minutes. But first, and you’re gonna laugh, but this is important! First, let me take a selfie!
Ok everybody get in!
Let me tell you why! It’s for my cousin Su May, in London. Su May is lesbian. And she’s thrilled that we’re here today, supporting her freedom to love!
Back in 2009, I sent her pictures of the first Pink Dot.
I believed then, as I believe now, that LGBT people deserve the same love and respect as everyone else.
But, before Pink Dot, I did not believe that Singapore was ready to discuss LGBT rights. I did not believe it, because that is the message I had heard from our politicians, from our legal system, from our media. I was told that Singapore was a conservative, Asian society. And conservative … Read More »
Sixth annual celebration of the Freedom to Love caps off with a dot formation with a difference, with largest-ever turn-out with 26,000 people standing up for a more loving Singapore
Singapore, 28 June 2014 – The movement supporting the Freedom to Love made a dramatic statement of solidarity tonight, with an astounding 26,000 Singaporeans and Permanent Residents (PRs) – more than ten times the number of the inaugural 2009 event – turning the green space of Speakers’ Corner into a shimmering expanse of bright pink lights – crowned by a touching outline of a giant heart beating within the formation.
2014 marks a coming of age for the movement that has championed inclusivity and diversity amid an increasingly volatile social landscape.
Said Paerin Choa, Spokesperson for Pink Dot Sg, “It is very heartening to see the dot growing year on year. We believe … Read More »
Action for AIDS
Action for AIDS aims to prevent transmission of HIV/ AIDS through continuous education targeted at vulnerable groups; to advocate for access to affordable care, to combat against HIV/ AIDS discrimination and stigmatisation, and to provide support for people living with AIDS (PWAs), caregivers, volunteers and staff.
Email: [email protected]
Phone: 6254 0212
The Humanist Society (Singapore)
The Humanist Society (Singapore) is an organisation of humanists, atheists, agnostics, skeptics and other like-minded people in Singapore. We were formed in 2010 as part of a local humanist movement that began in 2008. We are a community guided by reason, informed by evidence and driven by compassion. We organise events to spread awareness of science, humanism and ethical living.
The local humanist movement, including the Society itself, has taken part in Pink Dot every year since 2009. Please visit us online for more information about humanism … Read More »
Singapore, June 14, 2014 – Singapore-born, Taiwan-based singer-songwriter Stefanie Sun (孙燕姿) has declared her support for Pink Dot 2014, which is set to take place on Saturday, June 28, 2014, at Speakers’ Corner at Hong Lim Park.
In a heart-warming 20-second video posted on YouTube and shared on Facebook and other social media platforms, Stefanie said in Mandarin, “Being able to find true love, is one of life’s happiest things.”
Since being posted on Thursday, June 12, the video has already garnered more than 3,500 views on YouTube, received more than 370 ‘Likes’ on Facebook and shared over 130 times.
“Stefanie Sun is an artiste who needs no introduction, and is arguably one of Singapore’s most successful singers to have made it onto the international stage. We are greatly thrilled to have her support, and ecstatic to be able to present this video … Read More »
Free Pink Dot decals to giveaway! Put them up on your cars and shop windows and spread the love for Pink Dot 2014! Pick them up at any of the following locations. Limited stocks available, so hurry!
78 YONG SIAK STREET #01-12, SINGAPORE 163078
32A PAGODA STREET, SINGAPORE 059191
Orchardgateway, #03-18 277, Orchard Road, SINGAPORE 238858
17 JALAN PINANG SINGAPORE 199149
13A TRENGGANNU STREET, SINGAPORE 058467
200 Turf Club Road, PasarBella Stall 70, The Grand Stand, SINGAPORE 287994
1 Fullerton Rd, SINGAPORE 049213
CHAN HAMPE GALLERIES
328 NORTH BRIDGE ROAD, #01-20/21 RAFFLES HOTEL ARCADE, SINGAPORE 188719
CHECK IN BAR
235 SOUTH BRIDGE ROAD, SINGAPORE 058784
COWS AND COOLIES
30 Mosque St, Singapore 059508
285 NEW BRIDGE ROAD, SINGAPORE 088755
DEPARTMENT OF CAFFEINE
5 DUXTON RD, SINGAPORE 089481
41 NEIL ROAD, SINGAPORE 088824
57 NEIL ROAD, SINGAPORE 088893
EIGHT CAFE & BAR
8 BUKIT PASOH ROAD, SINGAPORE 089822
47 DUXTON ROAD, SINGAPORE 089511/td>
FREE COMMUNITY CHURCH
56 Lorong … Read More »